Posted by: marthabernie | May 4, 2013

Dr. Price’s Cook Book – Wedding Cake

From the 1887 Dr. Price’s Cook Book…interesting wedding cake recipe!  Citron is a fruit that is related to oranges and lemons, and the flesh is bitter.  But the rind is candied and used in baking…or it was in 1887.  I don’t think I have ever used it unless it comes in mixed candied fruit.  Again, the citron is to be dusted with flour to avoid sinking to the bottom of the dough.

WEDDING CAKE

Whites of twelve eggs, three cups sugar, small cup butter, a cup of sweet milk, four small cups flour, half cup corn starch, two heaping teaspoonfuls baking powder, and flavor with extract of lemon to taste, adding a cup of citron, sliced thin, and dusted with flour; bake in moderately hot oven.


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